Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Miscellaneous > Threads Insider ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Threads Insider
Email this morning about a new on-line product
Portia Hirschman

Portia Hirschman  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
MD USA
Member since 5/22/04
Posts: 500
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/23/12 8:45 AM

Received an email from Threads this morning about an upcoming on-line service with videos, access to print magazine content, and more. Now I am confused because haven't they been promoting their DVDs with all issues? What is this do you think--have they left those of us who made this purchase in the dust? A way to get income for stuff they have previously offered on their website? What do you think?

jynclr
jynclr  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
TX USA
Member since 12/20/11
Posts: 853
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Portia Hirschman


Date: 2/23/12 9:15 AM

"online service"

Dunno about the answer to your question, but when I see those words I think, "recurring revenue." I suspect it'll be a subscription service of some sort. I don't know the Threads magazine site well enough, can you current get the currently released issue digitally online? If not, this might be it. Maybe downloadable patterns?

------
Evelyn: Pfaff Creative Performance
Helen V: Babylock Companion BL1550

nancy2001
starstarstarstar
nancy2001  Friend of PR
Advanced
AL USA
Member since 12/3/05
Posts: 6429
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Portia Hirschman


Date: 2/23/12 10:07 AM

The service will include 80 videos, selected articles from the archive (not the entire DVD archive) and access to "digital content" whatever that is. You'll probably be charged by the month or the year. Who knows, this may be what the magazine ultimately becomes in the future.

------
No sewing project is ever a complete success nor a total failure.

annsew65
star
annsew65
Advanced
WV USA
Member since 4/9/02
Posts: 1017
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/24/12 4:13 AM

Oh, I hope not! Nothing like that hard copy! I still dig out particular issues and go over a particular technique. Just this week, I dug out issue 72, page 54 on how to do a yoke on a blouse! I don't think it would have been quite so easy online. While this may be a new way of making more greenbacks, I can't see it as the ultimate end - I hope!

------
Sewing in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
Sewing Room Pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/annsew65/MySewingRoom#

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6846
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Portia Hirschman


Date: 2/24/12 11:29 AM

There is an annual fee, discounted for magazine subscribers.

More information. Sign up for the newsletter.


-- Edited on 2/24/12 11:32 AM --

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8120
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Portia Hirschman


Date: 2/24/12 11:47 AM

I dunno; although I like the magazine and really appreciate it, when I consider the online interactions I have had with Threads over the years (including "Gatherings," their sewing discussion), I am not attracted by this latest offering.

ClareinStitches

ClareinStitches  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 1/2/03
Posts: 71
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Portia Hirschman <<


Date: 3/21/12 1:47 PM

I have just cancelled my free trial membership.
Frankly, having tried it: I get clearer and more in-depth know how from Pattern Review than I could find anywhere on their web site and don't feel that I want to pay extra to Threads/Taunton.

m/m

m/m  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NJ USA
Member since 4/4/05
Posts: 369
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 3/21/12 3:02 PM

Taunton Press (publisher of Threads) has a similar type of service for Fine Home Building magazine with some free content and some fee-only content. There's little money in providing free high quality content online and, like it or not, they're a business.

I'm not sure about their other publications (Fine Gardening, Something (Fine?) Cooking) because I don't use those websites. As a book publisher they have very high standards for their images and text and that usually carries over into the magazines as well. That's not a cheap approach as shows in their subscription and single issue prices for the magazines.
-- Edited on 3/21/12 3:04 PM --

Luckylibbet
star
Luckylibbet
CA USA
Member since 7/28/03
Posts: 1405
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/22/12 9:39 AM

Quote:
$32.95 per year and $12.95 if you are a print Threads subscriber.


From the Threads Facebook page.

Not worth it to me. I cancelled my subscription to Threads over a year ago.

------
Suo ergo maledicto

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs

AdaH
star
AdaH  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 11/21/09
Posts: 2454
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/1/12 0:26 AM

I love it. I have been watching the video's.
The two I watched with Louise Cutting were worth the subscription price.
Then there was the couture workshop video with Claire Shaeffer.

There are also some good fitting video's.
The learn to sew video's would be great for beginners.

All that for $12.95 (I am a Threads subscriber) even if I had to pay full price I think it would be worth just to watch the Louise Cutting and Claire Shaeffer video's.

------
Ada

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Threads Insider

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

BurdaStyle Magazine 02-2013-107 Boucle Jacket
photo
Review by Jstarr4250 on 1/20/14
Read Review

Christine Jonson Wrap Dress
Christine Jonson Wrap Dress

Details
Price: $18.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Verona Jacket & Coat
Sewing Workshop Verona Jacket & Coat

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Oxford Cap Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )
Peek-A Boo Oxford Cap Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )

Details
Price: $4.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Stella Sun Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Stella Sun Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCall's 5103 Blouses
photo
Review by Cheryl Ree... on 12/5/06
Read Review

Simplicity 1642 Pattern ( Size 10-12-14-16-18 )
Simplicity 1642 Pattern ( Size 10-12-14-16-18 )

Details
Price: $2.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6939 Pattern( Size 8-10-12-14-16-18 )
New Look 6939 Pattern( Size 8-10-12-14-16-18 )

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN